David Marcus
David Marcus
David Marcus
David Marcus is the Federalist's New York Correspondent. He is also the Artistic Director of Blue Box World, a Brooklyn based theater project. His plays have been seen on the stages of Galapagos Arts Space, D Lounge, and Theater Double Rep. A former member of the Bat Acting Company at the Flea Theater he has also performed at the Kennedy Center and Theater for the New City among many others. His work has appeared in National Review Online, The New York Times, City Journal, PJ Media, Liberty Island and the New York Theater Review. Follow him on Twitter, @BlueBoxDave.
It’s Not Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Fault White Liberals Have Anointed Him Their Prophet

Ta-Nehisi Coates has never been a policy wonk or a political organizer. He’s not a Marxist revolutionary like Cornel West. Coates is, more than anything else, a fine writer.

No, John Conyers’ ‘Retirement’ Does Not Absolve Democrats

Does Rep. John Conyers’ retirement give the Democratic Party moral high ground in the firestorm of sexual harassment charges? The answer must decidedly be no.

For Public Sanity’s Sake, It’s Time To Slow The News Cycle

Public opinion in the moments after news breaks is changing the very nature of coverage in ways that confirm biases more than they inform.

The Giants Should Be Ashamed Of Themselves For Benching Eli Manning

The Giants have beclowned themselves through a season reminiscent of a Wile E. Coyote cartoon. But to suggest this is Manning’s fault is the very height of absurdity.

Let’s Respond Generously To The Black Dad Who Worries About His Kids Befriending White Kids

Those of us of every race and political perspective must stop looking at everything written about race as an opportunity to call the other side the real racists.

Two Catholic Heavyweights Debate The Value And Limits Of The Free Market

At a time when many Catholics are troubled by the ideas of a next-generation pope with a Twitter account, these questions and arguments are of extraordinary importance.

‘The Meyerowitz Stories’ Illuminates New York And The Fragility Of Success

This is not the generic familial dysfunction of wealthy people with too much time and money on their hands. It is uniquely New York.

Weinstein Sex Scandal Dunks Celebrity Trump Critics In Shame

The same people who rightfully were shocked and alarmed at Donald Trump’s ‘grab the p-ssy’ comments knew full well this was de rigeur for men in power.

Why Are White People Culpable For Stephen Paddock But Not Arabs For Islamic Terrorism?

The argument is that American society is and always has been a terrorist white supremacist enterprise.

Jimmy Kimmel’s Talking Points Reveal Democrats Are Now A Party Of Celebrity Surrogates

His lack of expertise and basic knowledge has been exposed by many outlets, but a question remains: why is Jimmy Kimmel the face of Democratic health care policy?

Neocons, Iran Deal Opponents Celebrate Trump’s Foreign Policy At Summit

Speakers from both parties, including early and vociferous opponents of President Trump, trashed the deal while urging the president to take a harder line on Iran.

Why You Should Stop Trying To Change People’s Minds

Today on our televisions, radios, and social media the take-all approach dominates. There is very little room for synthesis, a moment that requires intellectual clarity.

Confederate Statues Symbolize The South’s Victory—In Peace

When we tear down a statue, we are not merely condemning the subject but the entire community, here several generations of Southern culture and millions of Americans.

Why Anthony Scaramucci Is The Man Trump And America Need

It’s better that we know what the president genuinely thinks, not what his comms team thinks is the best message.

Why The Hysterical Left Wants To Keep A White Woman From Painting A Black Man

It’s abhorrent to insist that, merely because of her skin color, Dana Schutz shouldn’t paint an image that is meaningful, respectful, and striking.

Seeking Redemption, Big Tobacco Says New Products Eliminate 90 Percent Of Smoking Toxins

Is the IQOS device really significantly less harmful than cigarettes, or is Big Tobacco once more pulling the wool over the eyes of a vulnerable and addicted customer base?

CNN Should Reveal The Name Of HanA**holeSolo

CNN made one big mistake in covering this story: not revealing the name of that Internet troll, who has no right to anonymity and shouldn’t expect it.

In Remembrance Of Peter Javsicas, A Man Who Helped Save Me

On June 13, Philadelphia public transit advocate Peter Javsicas was killed when a car in the Center City neighborhood jumped a curb and struck him.

Assassinating President Trump As ‘Julius Caesar’ Is Bad Politics, Not Good Art

Given that a fairly elected president bears no resemblance to Julius Caesar, why did New York’s Public Theater make this choice?

President Trump Is Right To Undo Obama’s Cuba Coddling

When you travel to Cuba, hoping to bring your dollars to a struggling people, the struggling people don’t get your dollars.